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- Medical Assistants
National American University's Diploma in Medical Assisting program from its Minneapolis (Brooklyn Center) school utilizes a combination of lecture and laboratory sessions, as well as a practicum following completion of required coursework, to prepare you for entry-level positions in ambulatory healthcare settings. Medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a healthcare provider such as a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by a healthcare provider. To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the undergraduate catalog.
Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.
Graduates of the Medical Assisting Diploma Program are able to sit for the following exams:
The medical assisting programs offered at Albuquerque, Bellevue, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Georgetown, Independence, Indianapolis, Mesquite, Rochester, Roseville, Sioux Falls, Tulsa, Wichita (East), and Zona Rosa are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) on the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs can be contacted at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350.
Graduates of the accredited programs are eligible to sit for the CMA (AAMA) exam.
“Everyone has a different reason why they want to go back to school. For Ann, it was about needing to stop procrastinating and provide a change for herself. “I’m tired of doing the same old thing, I’m getting older and time is passing by. I need to do something positive with my life, especially now that I have grandchildren I want to set a good example for them.” Ann wants to pursue entrepreneurship after graduation.”
Antoinette “Ann” Reese (student)
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